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I Battle Depression

If you're looking for depression support, meet a group of friendly people fighting depression and the feeling of being depressed. 65,044 People

    Depression is so weird.

    We put on happy faces to hide the fact that we are in fact so depressed, but at the same time, we pray for someone to notice and be able to help. For as long as I can remember, I've been hoping someone would be able to just KNOW that I'm not right, because I do such a good job...
    Sarah196 Sarah196 18-21, F 31 Responses Jan 12

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    All I want to do is go hide

    or runaway n crys
    godsgift1993 godsgift1993 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    Rip Robin Williams I got to meet him a couple

    of years ago at a function dinner in Las Vegas. I will never forget that experience because I felt he was a very dark, sad, and tortured individual. He seemed very very manic and unsettled yet also very sad. He had been in pain for years. I hope he is at peace.
    Brisco221 Brisco221 31-35, M 13 Responses Aug 11

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    I am so tired of the pretend to care crap on

    this website. People who truly need help are bombarded with other's messages that pretend to care, while they turn the conversation to their problems or offer ridiculous and cliched advice. There are no magic words to cure true depression. We just want someone to listen, to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 13 Responses Jun 9

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    Dear Mind, please shut the **** up,

    I'm trying to be happy.
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 8 Responses 6 days ago

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    Depression Is Something You Can't Turn Off......

    and you have no control over your mood swings and other peoples views. I hate hearing people say things like "get over yourself" or "your just doing/saying that for attention" I personally have not had to endure that here on EP, but have seen it said to others. it is not the...
    TwilightDream TwilightDream 36-40, F 36 Responses Oct 22, 2011

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    I've come to realize

    that I call out my own flaws and call myself ugly so I don't hear it from someone else..
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    "You've been so strong,

    held on much longer then you thought you could You can't see the glow in your smile, you don't know the power in your words. You've never felt the fire in your heart. Cause no ones ever told you."
    lachica12100 lachica12100 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    Confessions Of A Chronic Teenager - June 5, 2013

    Warning! This is a fairly long piece. Feel free to get your popcorn now, because this might take a while :P This was the final paper for an English class that I took last semester. Most kids had about a month and a half to write theirs, while I had a less than a couple of weeks...
    Vermonsterr Vermonsterr 18-21, F 10 Responses Sep 8, 2013

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    don't kill yourself over a boy,

    he'll bring another girl to your funeral
    Angelcum Angelcum 18-21, F 14 Responses Oct 31

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    Telling me I can't be sad

    because someone has it harder in life than I do, is like saying someone can't be happy because someone has a better life than them.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 18-21, F 19 Responses Jul 7

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    Battling Depression

    Everyday it seems that as soon as I enter my room my smile fades. My mind begins to fill with questions, and all I see is shadows. I have been battling depression for about 10 years now. No one has a clue at all, it is my darkest secret. Everything is a blur, I am not happy at...
    TaylorIW TaylorIW 13-15, F 32 Responses Sep 28, 2012

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    The Stigma

    There is a reason the subject of mental illness is so vitally important to me.  I know it intimately.  Having lived with chronic clinical depression most of my life, I've learned to deal with it, to function, to manage.  In that way, depression is similar to...
    SeriouslySappy SeriouslySappy 51-55, F 145 Responses Sep 16, 2009

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    My friends and boyfriend think I overact.

    Think I'm to sensitive. I tell them if it was up to me I would be like this. They tell me then don't. They don't understand. It's not that easy. I am emotionally. I get hurt. I feel like I either shut down shut them out. Lie to the people I love and fake a smile. Or let it out...
    TheGirlThatAlwaysSmiles TheGirlThatAlwaysSmiles 18-21, F 75 Responses Dec 10, 2013

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    If you dont have depression,

    dont even bother telling me life gets better. The fact is, your living a happy life, and you dont understand what I am going through. If you dont have depression, you will never understand.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 18-21, F 30 Responses Jul 3

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    I hate that my life turned out this way I'm 20

    years old and I'm a mom I don't want to be here I do the best that I can but i hate my life my husband never loved me he always leaves my and our daughter so he can live his life while I'm here doing what we both should be doing but no I'm stuck I have nothing and I just don't...
    jasmine2016 jasmine2016 18-21, F 4 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    In November 2001, I suffered a breakdown

    and was diagnosed with PTSD and Major Depression. My depression was treatment-resistant; fortunately about 10 years later I found an effective antidepressant. I say fortunately, because I know some struggle much longer. There were days when hope was so far gone and the psychic...
    onomatopoeiaCA onomatopoeiaCA 41-45, F 17 Responses Feb 14

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    Sometimes I feel like sub-consciously I like

    being sad. It's hard not understanding why you can't be happy. But then I think well some people are meant to be sad so that others can be happy, maybe it's just life balancing itself out. All I know for sure is it comes and goes as it pleases and I really hope one day it just...
    FelBaby FelBaby 18-21, F 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    I have had depression

    for years, no one can help me, I've cut for years, my dad has nothing to do with me, my mom is a recovering addict and the only dad I ever had died of cancer.
    lickyoduck lickyoduck 13-15, F 2 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    Therapy update: went back to the first

    therapist I ever saw.. She didn't seem to remember me much, which is understandable since it had been about a year since we last talked. I opened up about my sadness and my lack of inhibitions when it comes to the consequences of things I do. I don't think she noticed my subtle...
    gybe gybe 18-21, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Tear me from the skin,

    tear me from the rind. Does it make you happy now? Tear meat from bone, tear me from myself. Are you feeling happy now? In this hole that is me, a life that is growing feeble In this hole, So limiting, The sun has set all darkness.
    WhiteTheKid WhiteTheKid 16-17, M 15 hrs ago

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    They always say; "Be what you want to be.

    " But how can I do that if I am not free? I try not to make others worry, I try to cover up the pain. But why does it matter, is it all in vain? I hide behind a wall that is my fake smile. But even that turns to tears after a little while. But behind that wall is something...
    WhiteTheKid WhiteTheKid 16-17, M 15 hrs ago

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    5 Things Not to Say to the Depressed.

    1. Cheer up, turn that frown upside down, think happy thoughts !!   We are of course happy that the solution to our misery is as simple as turning it off and smiling .. why didn't we think of this ourselves? .. oh that's right cos its utter rubbish. Comments like this...
    SamOnHisSoapbox SamOnHisSoapbox 41-45, M 95 Responses Aug 11, 2009

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    Can I just put it out there

    that all of the fcking 13-14 year old kids who are part of this and think "oh I'm sad cause mummy wouldn't buy me this" or "oh I'm so sad because I had a crush on a boy and he doesn't like me" need to stop being dumb and get back to being a kid. Fgs depression is a mental...
    JPSmith24 JPSmith24 16-17, M 37 Responses Aug 28

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    I'm really sick and tired of people telling me

    to change my view, think positive. They make it sound like I can flip a switch and automatically improve every single aspect of my life. It's not easy, I have depression. If I could just flip a switch and be happy and positive don't you think I would have done it already? I've...
    BleuGirl83 BleuGirl83 31-35, F 16 Responses May 27

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    ThistleAndWeeds ThistleAndWeeds 31-35, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I hate feeling depressed

    and haven't to put a smile on my face and pretend everything is okay when really it isn't I just want to runway and cry I wish I had someone to talk but I'm afraid to let my friends know how I really feel I'm afraid they will judge me
    godsgift1993 godsgift1993 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    A lot of the time I would like to just die.

    I tend to hide that from people and just tell them I'm fine..but I just wanna die really..I've got so much going on in my head right now and I don't know what to do anymore, I keep lying to everyone telling them I'm okay, but I'm really not
    lamaninja lamaninja 16-17, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Hello I'm new and I just wanted to know

    if anyone would like to talk or be friends or something
    sheonlysmileswhen sheonlysmileswhen 16-17, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    Neverending Fight

    Yes I battle with depression every single day of my life. Its part of my bipolar disorder. Some days are worse than others but Ive found a reason to live so I would never ever kill myself. Last year 2011 was one of the worst years of my life. Ive never fought with depression so...
    groundshaker groundshaker 26-30, M 36 Responses Nov 3, 2012

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    Everyone Needs To Read This

    Depression is humiliating. It turns intelligent, kind people into zombies who can’t wash a dish or change their socks. It affects the ability to think clearly, to feel anything, to ascribe value to your children, your lifelong passions, your relative good fortune. It scoops out...
    genetica genetica 26-30, F 80 Responses Jan 24, 2013

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    I'm A Miracle

    All my life I was told that I was ugly, fat, worthless, and that I would never be anything. Sometimes, I want to believe those things. But I learned that I am beautiful no matter what my body type is. I am me. No one can change that. I learned that life is too short to stress...
    imperfectperfectionist123 imperfectperfectionist123 16-17, F 6 Responses Aug 21, 2013

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    Hold Your Happiness Close. Hold Your Depression Even Closer.

    I just heard a story on the radio about a woman who travels alone in places like Sudan and the Phillipines in areas where rebels of all different kinds live. She told a couple of stories of how she handled herself when faced by a group of teenage men with guns. She would march...
    wundayatta wundayatta 56-60, M 21 Responses May 19, 2010

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    even on a day that should be nice i am very

    depressed and disappointed in myself
    unlovednbroken unlovednbroken 18-21, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    IF YOU'RE THINKING ABOUT SUICIDE,

    READ THIS. Wanna kill yourself? Imagine this. You come home from school one day. You've had yet another horrible day. You're just ready to give up. So you go to your room, close the door, & you take out that sucide note you've written & rewritten over & over & over. You take...
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 6 Responses Jul 17

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    I might be having a ruff time

    but i love who i am and dont want to changw
    Lasbutterfly Lasbutterfly 16-17, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Turns out I have social anxiety.

    T-T this explains a lot.
    SeanNation SeanNation 18-21, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Lets add on to my problems.

    . You know how thanksgiving is usually a time where you get with your whole family and just eat and enjoy the company? Because I don't. My whole family is separated through fighting, so, I had dinner with my mom and eleven year old sister.. They don't even feel like people I'd...
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 2 hrs ago

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    Let's get drunk, make-out

    and swallow some pills✌️
    piercethetaco000 piercethetaco000 13-15, F 2 Responses 21 hrs ago

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    god is a evil sadist ******* with no feelngs

    for somebodys poor life. hes a monster that deserves no praise.
    unlovednbroken unlovednbroken 18-21, F 3 Responses 20 hrs ago

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    My "dark" Friend

    I wake up in the morning and before I can open my eyes I know that its there. The covers are heavy with sweat from nightmares I'll never remember. I inhale deeply through my nose, it must have woken it up. "Good night sleep?" it asks. "You know it wasn't." I can hear it...
    WhyBother22 WhyBother22 22-25, M 24 Responses Nov 6, 2011

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    Weight loss continues

    as I take more and more pills... I ended up emptying a bunch of the capsules into a bag that I carry around with me... They help me through the day..
    gybe gybe 18-21, M 3 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    Depression Is...

    DEPRESSION IS NOT A STATE OF MIND! I am a Psychology major and it completely breaks my heart when I hear someone talking about someone who is depressed or wants to commit suicide. Depression is a mental DISEASE. Just like if you were to have cancer or a physical disease...
    InnerBeauty12 InnerBeauty12 18-21, F 42 Responses Nov 12, 2012

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    Depression is not easy.

    Never easy. Depression, loneliness, anxiety, fear, procrastination - whatever evil it may be called. But one thing is for sure, it is debilitating. It is heart-wrenching. It is spirit-breaking, even mind-freezing. It sucked the spirit of life in you. Makes you feel both hopeless...
    TitaniumSkyScraper TitaniumSkyScraper 31-35, F 29 Responses Jun 16

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    I accidentally over drafted my bank account

    paying my student loan. My mom very kindly offered to cover it for me next time I came to town. She told me to make sure they weren't charging me daily for not having money. I checked and they weren't. And now they are. And I'm unemployed and if I can even get the money I can...
    Jeradactyl Jeradactyl 22-25, F 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    Dealing With Depression

    My problems with depression seemed to slowly and quietly twist their way into my life for years.  At points it was so subtle I would be able to ignore it, or push it away, or think that it was just another bad day, nothing out of the ordinary.  Somehow day after day...
    suzanneontheriver suzanneontheriver 26-30, F 56 Responses Jul 12, 2006

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    I will no longer be lied to.

    I am not a failure because I didn't do something the way you wished I'd done. I am not rude because I disagree with your opinion. I am not in need of improvement because I didn't reach your benchmark. I am not depressed because I need to change my attitude. I am not, nor a...
    NatashaRose NatashaRose 18-21, F 1 Response 16 hrs ago

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    My Baby Girl

    I had a miscarriage when I was fifteen and almost five months pregnant with my baby girl Gianna. It was the most hardest thing I ever went through. It was so horrible. I had an older boyfriend who I was very much in love with. We became intimate three months into our relationship...
    KandyLuv KandyLuv 26-30, F 20 Responses Aug 27, 2013

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    Happiness

    Maybe I'm a dreamer Maybe I'm misunderstood Maybe you're not seeing the side of me you should Maybe I'm crazy Maybe I'm the only one Maybe I'm just out of touch Maybe I've just had enough Maybe it's time to change And leave it all behind I've never been one to walk alone I've...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 9, 2013

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    I hate the holidays. I hate being forced to be

    around family. It makes me more depressed than I already am.
    weigh2goAna weigh2goAna 18-21, F 2 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    Happiness Is A Choice? Bullshit.......

    If you honestly deal with depression, you know that you "don't have a choice". People who say that happiness is a choice, don't deal with depression. I'm sorry but it's been proven that chemicals off-balanced in the brain, contribute to depression. Telling a person who has been...
    peachturnover peachturnover 31-35, F 34 Responses Jul 28, 2013

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